As of July 1, 2014 the San Diego Fire Rescue Dept. has a pilot program in Encanto with a Fast Response Squad (FRS). It is a two person crew, one of whom is a paramedic. Known by call sign Squad 55, they can assess and treat a patient prior to arrival of an ambulance +/or fire enguine. It cares a small amount of water or foam to begin firefighting, but doesn't have the capability to attach hose to a hydrant. Staffing is seven days a week, 8am-8pm at 6135 Imperial Avenue. The Encanto neighborhood was identified as an area that is underserved by the existing fire station distribution. This is a PILOT program. If successful, it may be expanded to other areas of the city.
Mission Trails had a small fire recently. If it happened in our area, would you be ready?
It's going to be another tough fire season with the drought continuing.
How Can I Prepare?
Wildfirezone.org - developed by the Farm and Home Advirsor's Office, UC Cooperative Extension, County of San Diego and with funding from Board of Supervisors and County of San Diego
Fire Safety Education -
CAL FIRE - Fire Safety Education
Ready Set Go - this was the guide at the July Meeting.
You can view the info at: Wildfire is Coming. Is Your Home Protected? Forest Fire Safety Tips
Ready Set Go! Wildfire Action Plan
Just the Defensible Space Flier - Quick Checklist
Make Your Home FIRESAFE - A Quick Checklist (Espanol)
Homeowners Checklist factsheets -2 page guide
CAL FIRE's Ready Set Go Video - Wildfires . Not a question of IF, but a question of WHEN.
VIDEO on YouTube
Wildfire Zone Cards
Summer Storms During or After Info - old but helpful- lightning, electrical safety, gas safety, chemical safety, heating safety, generator safety.
Brush Management and Weed Abatement:
Brush Management and Weed Abatement | San Diego Fire-Rescue Department
On City owned open Space land:
Brush management on City-owned open space land: City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department, Brush Management Section (619) 685-1350. http://www.sandiego.gov/park- and-recreation/
Watch video about Brush Management
Most of Emerald Hills / Encano Area is Considered Official Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone (grid 16 of the City of SD Fire-Rescue maps)
Homeowners wildfire assessment online
Prevent Runoff Pollution
Report Stormwater Violation
Fire-Resistant California Friendly Plants
Homeowner's Guide to Fire and Watershed Management at the Chaparral/ Urban Interface- 90 pgs. detailed info
Save Our Water
Calculate Your Water Use at Home
Saving Water,Inside & Out
Build a Beautiful Water-Wise Garden
California Native Plant society
Master Gardener Association of San Diego County
The Water Conservation Garden
San Diego Horticultural Society
Fire, Plants Defensible Space - County of San Diego info (BW, 18 pgs, includes plants list)
Emergency Notification System
Self Registration Instructions
Self Register for Alert San Diego